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Eclipse writes to Dropbox folder [message #1302314] Fri, 18 April 2014 17:06 Go to next message
alex alexander is currently offline alex alexanderFriend
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During first run, Eclipse Standard 4.3.2 creates 2 files in the dopbox folder.

"...\Dropbox\shellext\l\53514c92"
and
"...\Dropbox\shellext\l\535001e2"

(I'm not sure if it's safe to post their contents here so I won't for now.)

Anyone knows purpose of this?
Re: Eclipse writes to Dropbox folder [message #1302561 is a reply to message #1302314] Fri, 18 April 2014 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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What makes you say that Eclipse is creating those files? Eclipse itself doesn't know anything about Dropbox. Perhaps you have installed a third-party plugin that might be doing that?
Re: Eclipse writes to Dropbox folder [message #1302634 is a reply to message #1302561] Fri, 18 April 2014 21:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
alex alexander is currently offline alex alexanderFriend
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Quote:
What makes you say that Eclipse is creating those files?

Before running eclipse, i have set the %APPDATA% to a custom location.
Described files appear in that custom location, available only to eclipse.

Quote:
Perhaps you have installed a third-party plugin that might be doing that?

No plugins, clean fresh install.

I probably should have mention it straight away, but now I realised opening a project from dropbox folder. However this still does not explain what's happening:

set APPDATA=...\eclipse\data
eclipse.exe
* open project from ...\UserFolder\Dropbox\Folder\Folder\Project1\ *
* new files appear in ...\eclipse\data\Dropbox\shellext\l *


I'm just trying to understand this behavior.

Thanks for reply,

[Updated on: Fri, 18 April 2014 21:28]

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Re: Eclipse writes to Dropbox folder [message #1303579 is a reply to message #1302634] Sat, 19 April 2014 10:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Luuk 34 is currently offline Luuk 34Friend
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On 18-4-2014 23:27, alex alexander wrote:
> Quote:
>> What makes you say that Eclipse is creating those files?
>
> Before running eclipse, i have set the %APPDATA% to a custom location.
> Described files appear in that custom location, available only to eclipse.
>
> Quote:
>> Perhaps you have installed a third-party plugin that might be doing that?
>
> No plugins, clean fresh install.
>
> I probably should have mention it straight away, but now I realised
> opening a project from dropbox folder. However this still does not
> explain what's happening:
>
> set APPDATA=...\eclipse\data
> eclipse.exe
> * open project from ...\UserFolder\Dropbox\Folder\Folder\Project1\ *
> * new files appear in ...\eclipse\data\Dropbox\shellext\l *
>
> I'm just trying to understand why this is happening.
>
> Thanks for reply,

This is not a problem created by Eclips
'Dropbox' creates files in %appdata%Dropbox .....

If i do this:
set APPDATA=c:\temp
"c:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe"
c:\users\luuk\dropbox\test.txt

than i also see a folder c:\temp\Dropbox being created.... ;)
Re: Eclipse writes to Dropbox folder [message #1303617 is a reply to message #1303579] Sat, 19 April 2014 10:58 Go to previous message
alex alexander is currently offline alex alexanderFriend
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Thank you Luuk!
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